Garden With Us

2023 plot sign-ups are happening NOW.  Deadline to renew for returning gardeners is March 15th. After returning gardeners have a chance to renew their plot, we'll then start offering available plots to people on the wait list. 

In addition to our community service and education projects, we also offer garden plot spaces where members of the community can grow their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers.   Many residents in our area live in apartments or condominiums and don’t have access to outdoor gardening space.  Others may have a yard, but may be lacking in sufficient sunlight to grow certain types of plants, especially edibles.  Our 4x8 foot garden plots are built from sustainable non-toxic cedar lumber and are filled with a topsoil and compost mixture.  We ask that all gardeners adhere to organic gardening methods.

If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please fill out this form. We will keep you apprised of your status as we hear back from current gardeners. If you have any questions about the process, email us at


Forest Park Community Garden is located at the North West corner of Harlem Ave and I-290.  Enter the garden from the alley.


There is no parking allowed in the alley.  Respecting this no parking law is a condition of participation for all plot renters.  We encourage you to ride your bike to the park (it’s great exercise and great for the environment!) or secure appropriate parking nearby, and walk to the garden.


We require a plot fee of $75 per plot per year (plots measure 4 feet by 8 feet). We provide water service, a shared storage shed, and compost bin.  The annual plot fee does not fully cover all the expenses related to running the community garden, so we ask that gardeners volunteer to help defer the extra cost of maintenance.

Gardening Methods

The use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and soil amendments is prohibited.  If you are having trouble with a particular problem and need ideas on an organic solution, call or email us for help.  We have many experienced organic gardeners who will be glad to provide a natural remedy for any problem you encounter.

How to Rent a Plot or Volunteer?

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Email your questions to or fill out this form to join our waitlist.